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Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

3,637 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,637
Reviews: 1,576
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 248
Gots: 314 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Westmalle visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-06-2000)
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

LBIsurf, Jan 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

jiffymon, Jan 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

KillaB, Jan 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Whiskeydeez, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of DenverLogan
4.04/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Large corked bottle...cork popped about 10' distance! Bottled March 2012.
Pours a large cloudy head that shrinks but hangs around with a full layer in my tulip glass. Some lace.
Golden color...very clear, clean.
Aroma of sweet amber malts, melon rind, black pepper, slight banana esters.
Significant carbonation...big mouthfeel.
Flavors of candy sugar, amber malts, grass, peppercorns, currents, citrus hops.
Let's let it open 15 minutes....
Ahh...this is a tripel with a bite! From what I recall Westmalle devised the Tripel style of beer. I remember 10 years or so ago doing a blind tasting with 23 Tripel-style brews. Ten of us chose our top three beers. The Westmalle came in around #8 or so, with St Bernardus, Watou and Triple Karmeliet taking the top three spots.
So much of a Belgian beer is in the yeast, and I think the esters of this Westmalle include some bitter notes, a burst like peppermint candy, a pungent herbal spritzer & spicy finish. Big, bold and tasty.

DenverLogan, Jan 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

KiMiRaiK, Jan 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Baileux, Jan 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

rmarks9, Jan 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

popery, Jan 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

RDW, Jan 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

NightINgale, Jan 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

GennyCreamAle, Jan 27, 2013
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4.06/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a really nice looking beer, a hazy yellow-orange with a fairly fluffy white head. Smell is really nice fruit and Belgian yeast - exactly what a tripel should smell like. Flavor follows the nose - it's slightly sweet with a nice light fruit character up front, but the finish is more earthy and bitter than expected and a get a hint of alcohol as well. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with nice carbonation. Overall, this is a nice tripel, but the earthy/bitter finish kind of throws off the balance to me. I know it's the original, but I think there are other tripels I like more.

starrdogg, Jan 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

shehateme, Jan 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

mizx, Jan 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

bsuedekum, Jan 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

PittBeerGirl, Jan 26, 2013
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4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 11.2 oz bottle into tulip. Pours a slightly orange golden with amazing fluffy white head and perfect lacing. Great banana and Belgian yeast with ever so slight hop aroma. Sweet yeasty flavors with some banana and clove flavor. Its all about the yeast and malt balance here...its amazing. Perfect example of a triple.

DrinkSlurm, Jan 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

UncleJimbo, Jan 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

tubbnik, Jan 25, 2013
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afksports, Jan 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

phishbone23, Jan 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

gshackles, Jan 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

EdelweissDad, Jan 23, 2013
Westmalle Trappist Tripel from Brouwerij Westmalle
96 out of 100 based on 3,637 ratings.